Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hard-boiled and colorful

I'm going camping this weekend which means that I need to get my Easter baskets delivered today cuz I won't be around on Sunday morning.

Alisa Burke decorated eggs with a Sharpie. She has some lovely designs on her blog using nothing but a fine point black Sharpie. Beautifully done, but way too one-color for a crazy crafter like me.

So I headed out to the store to buy some extra fine point permanent markers and boiled up a few eggs.

I'm doing four baskets. One for my mom, a couple for neighbors who have helped me with some things lately, and of course, one for my niece. So these eggs will help decorate the small baskets I'm preparing for each of them.

If you don't have a lot of time, I understand why dying eggs in the traditional way is a good option. These eggs definitely took me longer than dying would have. But it was fun and, heck, it keeps me off the streets, right.

The rest of the Easter basket is made up of a handful of dark chocolate eggs, some jelly beans, and some homemade blackberry muffins (recipe link here). Blackberries were on sale at the grocery and these muffins are YUMMY! Oh yes, I tried one myself after they cooled. Go to my Strawberry Oatmeal Muffin post for hints about making fabulous muffins.

Happy Easter!
Happy Passover!
Happy Spring Equinox! (whichever floats your boat)

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  1. These are so beautiful and so different than the traditional dyed eggs! I love all the different art you did on them too!

    1. Thanks so much, Andi, for visiting and for your kind words. Sure wish I could take better pictures. Something to work toward, I guess. Love your blog! I'm a fan!

  2. Very unique and very beautiful !
    Hope you have a great holiday

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Winnie! I'm the newest follower of Have the Cake. What a great site and a great idea. I may even get up the courage to join a challenge one of these days. But it would have to be something alot easier than macaroons. Thanks again!

  3. Pretty eggs! Nice job of painting them.

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my project and blog. So glad you popped by!!


  4. Beautiful Eggs:-) Thanks for stopping by, hugs Biljana